Madam, your slip is showing. Remember that saying? What it means here is the National Party is clearly showing its philosophy and its short and medium term intentions. It has no policies to enact just yet. Its conference will deal with what it will enact in its second term.
A nationwide cycleway? Jesus Christ would have a fit laughing over that one. 300 potential jobs when 50,000 have been lost and another 40,000 by the end of next year.
John Key is actually quite a nice and affable bloke. His role is to lull Kiwis into false sense of security. He doesn't need the prime minister's salary and expense account - as Michael Cullen said, he's a rich prick!!!
It is a pretty good bet that Happy Johny is keeping Billy the Kid English's prime ministerial seat warm intil he is ready. John will attempt to win National a second term amd stand down. He will then be given an overseas posting within the next year.
Bill English and a second generation of New Right privateers will sell the remaining New Zealand family jewels to the highest bidder! Sir John and Sir Bill? yeah right!